Youth Leadership Program (YLP)

2022 Youth Leadership Program information will be posted end of September 2021

The FBI National Academy Associates supports the young leaders of tomorrow through the Youth Leadership Program (YLP). YLP is designed to offer lifelong enrichment opportunities in support of exceptional young leader’s drive for knowledge and their desire to make a difference in the world.

The vision of YLP is to develop an influential community of socially conscious and service-minded leaders, connected through association who positively shape the world.

Supporting the Young Leaders of Tomorrow

The Youth Leadership Program is made possible and hosted by the FBI National Academy Associates, Inc., a non-profit law enforcement leadership network. This program focuses on 8 days of intensive instruction for 60 participants (ages 14-16).

The program is run by a cadre of law enforcement training instructors. Students must have demonstrated high academic standards and good citizenship to be nominated for this program.

Extensive coursework and classroom instruction focus on issues faced by the youth of today and provides tools that can enhance their individual core talents. Each year, students represent over 40 U.S. states and 4 international countries. The class is usually split 50% male/female ratio, representing a diverse student population. The Youth Leadership Program is offered to the students at no charge.


  • Fundamentals of Leadership
  • Fitness, Nutrition, and Resiliency
  • Time Management
  • Bad Leadership
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Business Leadership
  • Values & Choices
  • Situational Leadership
  • Social Media & Internet Survival
  • Managing Change
  • Meeting with New Agents
  • Firearms Training Unit Demonstrations
  • Local Field Trips
  • Situational Leadership
  • Truth & Honesty, Error Management & Calm in


All new applicants must be 14, 15, or 16 years old at the start date of the program and demonstrate high academic standards and good citizenship.

The 2022 YLP Coordinators have not yet been announced, please look for this update in September 2021

YLP Coordinator Directory



Individuals interested in attending the FBINAA Youth Leadership Program must apply through one of the FBINAA’s U.S. or International Chapters. Applicants should contact their local FBINAA Chapter and coordinate with the Chapter YLP Coordinator for specific information on that Chapter’s application process. The YLP Coordinators are your resource for applying to the program. They can provide you with an application and answer questions regarding the application process.


June 24 – July 2, 2021, Stafford, VA



  • November 30, 2020: Applications available from the Chapter's YLP Coordinator.
  • February 12, 2021: Deadline for Applications to be submitted to the Chapter's YLP Coordinator.
  • April 8, 2021: All Candidate Nominations Packages from Chapters/Associations are due to the FBINAA Executive Office. No candidate nominations will be accepted after this date.
  • April 16, 2021: Final vetting/selection of YLP students will be made by the Executive Office and Chapters/Associations will be notified of their candidates acceptance.
  • April 23, 2021: Acceptance letters, File of Life and other pertinent information will be sent to candidates.
  • June 24, 2021: Program commences; Students arrive and are picked up at Reagan National Airport.
  • July 2, 2021: Program ends; Students Graduate and return home.


We thank these organizations for their support of the FBINAA Youth Leadership Program. We also thank all the FBINAA Members, Chapters and individual supporters Who have made a donation to the Youth Leadership Program.